Oh Cheer Up!

I ran across a site that talked about some of the most overused, hated platitudes out there.  Here are a few of my favorite. 

There's no I in Team - (If you have to tell someone that, you've got more significant problems.) 
It is what it is - (No it isn't, you don't have a crystal ball.) 
Winners never quit - (Yes they do.  Winners know that they have to fail often to succeed.) 
What doesn't kill me will only make me stronger.  - (Nope, almost killed me.  Now I twitch a lot.) 
Teamwork to make the Dreamwork.  (I've said this one.  So it takes a lack of teamwork to make a nightmare.) 
Hard work always pays off. (No, it just makes you older faster.) 
God has a plan for you.  (Yes He does!  But I suggest you get on His plan and quit trying to get Him to approve yours.) 
Great minds think alike. (If you are thinking like me, may God have mercy on your soul.) 

Psalm 136:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.

Gratefulness or thankfulness has to be rooted in love.  Anything else and it becomes a fleeting thought that we chase all day long.  

Love never fails. That's what the Bible says.  God loves us, and His love is a constant in our lives.  When we choose to see our world through His eyes, we become grateful for every little detail we see.  A sunrise or sunset will bless us.  A kind word or a smile will encourage us. Someone's genuine care and compassion soothe our soul.  

Too often we connect gratefulness with material things.  I am grateful when I get a tasty dish of ice cream.  But if we look at the material for the spiritual, we will miss everything that we should be grateful for. 

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, lead me to be grateful today.  AMEN